Le’Veon Bell has been promoted from the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad ahead of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos. Since signing with the team’s practice roster prior to the start of the 2021 season, this will be the veteran running back’s first opportunity to play in a game. Following season-ending injuries to running backs J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill, Bell, a former star for the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers, signed with the Ravens earlier this year. Bell will join a ragtag group of veteran rushers, including Latavius Murray and Devonta Freeman, in tomorrow’s game against the Broncos. These three will serve as backups to rookie running back Ty’Son Williams. While no one knows what kind of production we can expect from Bell in the future, many fans and analysts from around the NFL are looking forward to his return.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 2, 2021
Le’Veon Bell has been activated from the practice squad and is eligible to make his Ravens debut tomorrow. He’s also sporting a Justin Tucker jersey for the road trip. https://t.co/9KaZH7hmNM
— Garrett Downing (@gdowning14) October 2, 2021
— Nick Mensio (@NickMensio) October 2, 2021
[wpcc-script async src=” https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js ” If the former star can put up some decent numbers for the Ravens in the coming weeks, this unique running back situation in Baltimore could be ideal for Bell to make his NFL comeback. The Ravens also activated defensive back Kevon Seymour and offensive tackle Andre Smith, in addition to Bell’s promotion. Derek Wolfe, a defensive end, was also placed on injured reserve. The game in Mile High Stadium tomorrow will begin at 4:25 p.m.
The 2-1 Ravens will try to hand the unbeaten Broncos their first loss of the season at 1:00 p.m. ET.